Go ahead and keep that #NolanBeingNolan hashtag going on social media because Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies is once again a Platinum Glove Award winner.
For the fourth straight season, Nolan Arenado, the All-Star third baseman for the Colorado Rockies, was recognized by fans as the National League’s premier defender with the awarding of the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award. Since it was first awarded following the 2011 season, only four players have earned the honor in the NL. That includes Yadier Molina, who is the only other player to win four Platinum Gloves.
Also winning the award in the NL in the past are Anthony Rizzo (2016) and Andrelton Simmons (2013).
Every player who won a Gold Glove in 2020 was eligible for a Platinum Glove, and that includes Arenado, who won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove earlier in the week.
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Arenado led all of Major League Baseball with 15 Defensive Runs Saved in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, showing his history-making skills at the hot corner time and time again. And he did it despite a sore AC joint that was a lingering reminder of a left shoulder injury suffered in Colorado’s second series of the season.
On MLB Network after being named the Platinum Glove winner, Arenado was quick to give praise to current teammate Trevor Story, as well as former teammates in DJ LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki for pushing him to be a better defender.
"“Those guys make my life a lot easier,” Arenado said. “I like to cover ground, but it’s nice knowing that you have somebody there that can cover with you. If anything, they push me too. When I see them making plays, I want to go make plays also.”"
Joining Arenado as a Platinum Glove winner in 2020 was Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who always won his eighth Gold Glove earlier in the week. Gordon announced his retirement from baseball near the end of the 2020 season.